Richards Defeats Ranked Foe as Streak Reaches 18
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Richards Defeats Ranked Foe as Streak Reaches 18

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Red-shirt junior Neal Richards incredible winning streak continued on Saturday, but the VMI wrestling team fell 38-3 at Campbell University in a Southern Conference dual match.

Richards, ranked #19 in this week’s individual rankings from Intermat at 174 pounds, handily defeated #17th-ranked Andrew Morgan 14-7 as his winning streak reached 18 straight victories. For the season, he is now 25-3, including a 15-0 record in dual matches and 5-0 in the SoCon. Richards has won nine matches by pin, five by technical fall and five by major decision.

Chris Beck suffered a tough loss at 197 pounds, dropping a 3-1 decision.

VMI hosts The Citadel Saturday at 2 p.m.

Campbell 38, VMI 3
125: Korbin Meink (Campbell) def. Derek Shockey (VMI) Dec. 8-2 (3-0)
133: #15 Noah Gosner (Campbell) def. Cliff Conway (VMI) Fall (2:16) (9-0)
141: Nathan Boston (Campbell) def. Dom Gallo (VMI) Dec 9-3 (12-0)
149: #8 Josh Heil (Campbell) def. Zach Schmitt (Vmi) Fall (2:39) (18-0)
157: Benjamin Barton (Campbell) def. Darren Ostrander (VMI) Fall (6:18) (24-0)
165: Cameron Pine (Campbell) def. Luke Nicksic (VMI) Major Dec. 10-2 (28-0)
174: #18 Neal Richards (VMI) def. #17 Andrew Morgan (Campbell) Dec 14-7 (28-3)
184: Chris Kober (Campbell) def. Max Gallahan (VMI) Major Dec. 11-3 (32-3)
197: Austin McNeill (Campbell) def. Chris Beck (VMI) Dec 3-1 (35-3)
285: Odgerel Batkhishig (Campbell) def. Tre’ Momon (Vmi) Dec 11-5 (38-3)
Records: Campbell (6-1, 4-1 SoCon), VMI (3-12, 2-3 SoCon)